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    Re: Missing Malysian Airliner Continued to Fly on For Hours (Confirmed)

    Quote Originally Posted by donsutherland1 View Post
    The media, however, is not under the same kind of pressure that those involved in the investigation are facing. The media is in a stronger position to refrain from disseminating speculative material. It should do so.
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    Re: Missing Malysian Airliner Continued to Fly on For Hours (Confirmed)

    maybe a mod could remove the "confirmed" from the thread title, substitute "debunked", or move the thread to "conspiracy theories"
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    Re: Missing Malysian Airliner Continued to Fly on For Hours (Confirmed)

    Quote Originally Posted by donsutherland1 View Post
    A scoop infers being first with a credible story. Publishing speculative material that may or may not be reliable isn't really a scoop.

    I'm not surprised that the story ran. In an era where journalistic accountability isn't given the emphasis it deserves (something that reflects badly on journalism in general), there will be no consequences for the publication if the story proves false. I highly doubt that the newspaper will even publish a retraction or apology to readers for its inaccurate report. In this environment, the implicit journalistic obligation to test the information and refrain from publishing or reporting material of questionable or worse value is routinely ignored.

    The American public (and my guess is that the same holds true for international audiences) has noticed the inaccurate reporting, among other negative outcomes. Two-thirds or more believe that reporting is inaccurate and also that media tries to cover up its mistakes.

    http://www.people-press.org/2013/08/...news-judgment/

    Omission of a correction should the story in question prove inaccurate would be consistent with covering up mistakes, as the omission would be intended for the public to forget the story, something that can happen quite easily in today's glut of information.
    It's a pretty credible story now.. US is moving ships into the Indian Ocean. So this isn't even close to debunked.

    But I doubt Pete and others will admit they are wrong. I said from the start of this topic. We'll find it in the Indian Ocean. Malaysian military radar picked up the plane in Straits of Malacca. So it was heading West, not to China. So it can't be in the South China Sea.
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    Re: Missing Malysian Airliner Continued to Fly on For Hours (Confirmed)

    Quote Originally Posted by Manc Skipper View Post
    maybe a mod could remove the "confirmed" from the thread title, substitute "debunked", or move the thread to "conspiracy theories"
    It's not debunked at all.
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    Re: Missing Malysian Airliner Continued to Fly on For Hours (Confirmed)

    Quote Originally Posted by Manc Skipper View Post
    It's fake. The engines stopped at 1.07. they didn't fact check even a little bit. Just the normal leel of disinformation to an uncritically accepting drone readership. Mushrooms: kept in the dark and fed a load of bull.....
    Looks like its not fake:

    Malaysia Airliner Communications Shut Down Separately, US Officials Say - ABC News
    Missing plane sent signals to satellite for hours
    A Malaysia Airlines plane was sending signals to a satellite for four hours after the aircraft went missing, an indication that it was still flying, said a U.S. official briefed on the search for the plane.

    The Boeing 777-200 wasn't transmitting data to the satellite, but was instead sending out a signal to establish contact, said the official, who spoke on condition of anonymity because he wasn't authorized to discuss the situation by name.

    Boeing offers a satellite service that can receive a stream of data during flight on how the aircraft is functioning. Malaysia Airlines didn't subscribe to that service, but the plane still had the capability of connecting with the satellite and was automatically sending pings, the official said.

    The continuing pings led searchers to believe the plane could have flown more than 1,000 miles beyond its last confirmed sighting on radar, the official said. The plane had enough fuel to fly about four more hours, he said.

    Messages involving a different data service also were received from the airliner for a short time after the plane's transponder — a device used to identify the plane to radar — went silent, the official said.
    Who's the drone now, eh?

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